Dr Cirous Dehghani
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Dr Cirous Dehghani is an early career researcher investigating ophthalmic markers of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a debilitating and prevalent complication of diabetes. In particular, his research focuses on longitudinal assessment of corneal nerve morphology using corneal confocal microscopy to investigate longitudinal changes in peripheral nerve morphology and function in diabetic patients with and without neuropathy.
Dr Dehghani was awarded PhD from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in June 2015. His PhD project was a step forward in developing a validated measure for DPN, in which he investigated for the first time the natural history of corneal nerve structure in healthy people as well as in type 1 diabetic individuals over a 4-year longitudinal study. The outcomes of his longitudinal work provided justification for the ongoing efforts to establish corneal nerve structure as an objective and appropriate adjunct to conventional measures of peripheral neuropathy.
In April 2015, he commenced a 2-year Research Fellow appointment in Anterior Eye Lab at Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, QUT to continue his work in developing eye markers of DPN.
Ophthalmology and Optometry
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Science in Optometry (Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS))
Professional memberships and associations
- American Academy of Optometry (2012-present)
- Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (2012-present)